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Thief swipes rifle from Petersburg Police car

Posted at 2:54 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 17:43:36-05

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Someone stole a police rifle from the trunk of a Petersburg Police car, according to Petersburg Police Capt. Emanuel Chambliss.

The patrol car was parked outside an off-duty officer's home in the East Walnut Hill section of Petersburg.

The theft occurred Thursday between 10:15 p.m. and 11:35 p.m., according to police.

Anyone with information was asked to call Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.